Arthur Darling Allen

1894–1977 (Age 83)
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Arthur Darling

When Arthur Darling Allen was born on 19 March 1894, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Thomas Alexander Allen, was 32 and his mother, Annie Maud Easton, was 30. He married Ruth MacIntire on 9 February 1920, in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 September 1977, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 83.

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Arthur Darling Allen
Ruth MacIntire
Marriage: 9 February 1920
William Howard Allen

Spouse & Children

9 February 1920
Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


  • William Howard Allen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 7

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Arthur D Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur D Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Authur D Allen in household of Thomas A Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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